Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will live partly in Canada as part of their “step back” as senior royals, the Queen has confirmed.
The Canadian government may now be under legal obligations to provide personal security for the couple, which could cost millions of taxpayers’ dollars, security experts told Reuters.
In an interview with Global News, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government would play “some role” on the royals’ move, but whether this will include security remains unclear.
“I think most Canadians are very supportive of having royals be here, but how that looks and what kind of costs are involved, there are still lots of discussions to have,” Trudeau said.
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said there will be “discussions” on whether his country’s taxpayers will fund Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s impending move to Canada.
Questions were raised over how the couple’s personal security would be funded after the Queen released a statement on Monday confirming that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be spending much of their time in Canada — one of their first acts in their “step back” as senior members of the royal family.
Security experts had told Reuters that the Canadian government would “likely” be obligated under the law to provide security for the couple because of their royal status.
In a Monday interview with Canada’s Global News broadcaster, Trudeau said his government will play “some role” in Harry and Markle’s life in Canada, but said only that there will be “lots of discussions” on whether taxpayers will have to fund their security.
“I think most Canadians are very supportive of having royals be here, but how that looks and what kind of costs are involved, there are still lots of discussions to …read more
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